Photos courtesy of Le Chastel Montaigu
Tel: ++33 (0) 4 73 96 28 49
Fax: ++33 (0) 4 73 96 21 60
4 double rooms
Double rooms: 145–160 euros
Rates include breakfast
No credit cards, smoking, or pets
Open: All year, but by special reservation from November to Easter.
Montaigut-le-Blanc is 20 km southwest of Clermont- Ferrand. Take exit 6 from the A-75 autoroute (Sainte-Nectaire). At Montaigut-le-Blance, the castle is signposted with “chambres d’hôtes au château”
Nearby: Parc Naturel Regional des Volcans d’Auvergne; le Mont Dore; hiking
Located in the heart of the Parc Naturel Regional des Volcans d’Auvergne, a splendid crenellated tower reigns over a land surrounded by volcanoes and rugged rolling hills, and dotted with medieval villages that seem scarcely inhabited.
Brought back to life by the Sauvadet family, who fell in love with the potential of the castle’s architecture years ago, the family have created a snug bed and breakfast inn with only four rooms.
Family heirlooms furnish the charming rooms. An especially nice touch is the hand-stenciling work over the walls and ceiling.
Each guest room is completely different. La Chambre Gothique sports a curtained bed, stone walls, and a private terrace. The most “medieval” room is the Chambre du Ravin, which is located in the tower and has mullioned windows that overlook the village and valley below. Guest rooms do not have TVs.
A terraced garden makes a pleasant place to sit and enjoy views of the surrounding volcanic ranges.
Classified as a historical monument in 1889
Family-run bed and breakfast